What Affects Eye Witness Testimony?

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  • 1. 
    What type of memory is eyewitness memory?
    • A. 

      Short term

    • B. 

      Long term

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Children generally make unreliable witnesses

    • B. 

      The longer the exposure to the crime/criminal, the better the identification.

    • C. 

      Witnesses are generally better at recognizing their own-race faces than other races.

    • D. 

      A person that is confident in their identification is more accurate

    • E. 

      Witnesses are better at comparing relative height than determining absolute height.

  • 3. 
    Choose ALL that apply: Which of the following would adversely (negatively) affect identification of a suspect? Choose ALL that apply.
    • A. 

      Sunglasses on the suspect

    • B. 

      Hood/hat

    • C. 

      Sunny day

    • D. 

      Mask

    • E. 

      Poor lighting

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is TRUE?
    • A. 

      An eyewitness is better able to identify a good looking person (compared with ugly person) because they would look at a good looking person longer.

    • B. 

      An eyewitness is better able to identify an ugly person (compared with good looking person) because they would look at a uglylooking person longer.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is TRUE?
    • A. 

      A suspect with distinct features is more easily identified than an average person.

    • B. 

      A suspect with average features is more easily identified than a person with distinct feathers.

  • 6. 
    Choose ALL that apply:Which of the following would result in INCREASED  false identifications?
    • A. 

      Police tell the witness: "It is OK to say, 'I don't know'"

    • B. 

      Police talk to witness ASAP.

    • C. 

      The police ask open-ended questions. 

    • D. 

      The police show a simultaneous photo array followed by a simultaneous live line up.

  • 7. 
    Which is considered more accurate (with less false identifications)?
    • A. 

      Simultaneous

    • B. 

      Sequential (one at a time)